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Brimming

Josh Martin
Company 605
Sunday 11 September 2022
20:30 GMT+1
Metropolis Kino
  • Dance Stream
Canada

| Synopsis

Created and performed by Artistic Co-Director Josh Martin, Brimming is a solo work investigating the body as a container: a rigid frame holding in and concealing its stored inner contents. The piece unfolds as a live and intimate cinematic experience that imagines the body as a hollow interior space continuously shaped and reshaped, filled and emptied, while inhabited through different states. A performer trapped inside his own form, the dance is a meeting of both the seen and unseen – the invisible thoughts that slosh up against the sides, welling up to push against the outer surface from beneath, and occasionally leaking out under an extreme pressure. The real-time choreography of cameras carries viewers deep into a private inner world, becoming hidden witnesses inside this dark psychological space and brought into uncomfortably close proximity with a very personal moment of coping and collapse. Set against the haunting soundscore of Vancouver-based composers Ian William Craig and Mathoms, Brimming explores this shape we are in, how it holds us, and what may eventually spill out as the walls begin to bend.
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| Credits

Creation and Performance: Josh Martin
Creative Collaborators: Justine A. Chambers, Lisa Mariko Gelley & Maiko Yamamoto
Music: Ian William Craig & Matthew Tomkinson
Sound Design: Matthew Tomkinson
Lighting Design: James Proudfoot
Scenic Design: Josh Martin
Set Construction Coordination and Build: Paula Viitanen Aldazosa & Juan Carlos Aldazosa Bazúa
Video Direction / Stage Management: Jessica Han
Company 605 Managing Producer: Francesca Piscopo (Eponymous)
Camera Operators: Daniel Loan, Yasuhiro Okada & Gabriel Raminhos

Special Thanks: VIDF, Kate Franklin, David Cooper, Barbara Bourget, Diego Romero / Boombox, Donna Spencer / DOTE, Electric Company Theatre, Playwrights Theatre Centre, Progress Lab 1422, GNW Scene Shop, Innovation Lighting.

Company 605 gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of:
The Canada Council for the Arts, The Province of British Columbia and BC Gaming, BC Arts Council, City of Vancouver

This work was livestreamed on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Josh Martin

| Biography

Originally from Alberta, Canada, Josh Martin is dance maker/performer who lives and works in Vancouver. Inspired by the merging of urban and contemporary forms, he received his diverse training across North America and Europe, studying in many genres. In his ongoing career as an interpreter and collaborator, he has worked with many companies and independent choreographers such as: Justine A. Chambers, Dana Gingras (Animals of Distinction), Wen Wei Wang (Wen Wei Dance), Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond (Out Innerspace Dance Theatre), Helen Walkley, Serge Bennathan (Les Productions Figlio), Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance), and as a past company member of Ottawau2019s Le Groupe Dance Lab under the direction of Peter Boneham.

Josh’s independent work has been performed all across Canada as well as in the USA, Costa Rica, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Hungary, and throughout Germany. His previous solo work, Leftovers, has received over 50 presentations, and numerous awards (including 1st Prize for Choreography at the International SoloTanz Festival in Stuttgart). For over 12 years, Josh has been an Artistic Co-Director of Company 605, creating and producing new works through a collaborative process throughout Canada and Internationally.

| Biography

Originally from Alberta, Canada, Josh Martin is dance maker/performer who lives and works in Vancouver. Inspired by the merging of urban and contemporary forms, he received his diverse training across North America and Europe, studying in many genres. In his ongoing career as an interpreter and collaborator, he has worked with many companies and independent choreographers such as: Justine A. Chambers, Dana Gingras (Animals of Distinction), Wen Wei Wang (Wen Wei Dance), Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond (Out Innerspace Dance Theatre), Helen Walkley, Serge Bennathan (Les Productions Figlio), Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance), and as a past company member of Ottawau2019s Le Groupe Dance Lab under the direction of Peter Boneham.

Josh’s independent work has been performed all across Canada as well as in the USA, Costa Rica, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Hungary, and throughout Germany. His previous solo work, Leftovers, has received over 50 presentations, and numerous awards (including 1st Prize for Choreography at the International SoloTanz Festival in Stuttgart). For over 12 years, Josh has been an Artistic Co-Director of Company 605, creating and producing new works through a collaborative process throughout Canada and Internationally.

Company 605

| Biography

Company 605 – Led by artistic co-directors Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin. Company 605 is an arts organization based in Vancouver. Producing various dance projects and performances through shared creative process, the artists place emphasis on rigorous choreographic propositions and movement invention to build physically demanding work, juxtaposing raw with precision, and highlighting effort, risk and interconnection. 605 is an ongoing exchange between separate people, bodies and ideas, with each project recognizing and celebrating its own unique forms of togetherness. Valuing collaboration as an essential tool for new directions in dance, Company 605 continues to transform with multiple choreographic voices all in pursuit of a highly athletic art form derived from the human experience.

With an expanding repertoire of diverse works, the company has performed from coast to coast in over 30 cities across Canada, as well as in the US, Central America, Europe, Asia and Australia, presented at many notable festivals and venues. 605’s co-directors have created commissioned works for several dance companies, including Ballet BC (Anthem, 2017 and After We Glow, 2021). Their collaborations with filmmakers have allowed 605’s work to be shared globally, with short dance films shown at over 50 dance-on-screen festivals around the world.

| Biography

Company 605 – Led by artistic co-directors Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin. Company 605 is an arts organization based in Vancouver. Producing various dance projects and performances through shared creative process, the artists place emphasis on rigorous choreographic propositions and movement invention to build physically demanding work, juxtaposing raw with precision, and highlighting effort, risk and interconnection. 605 is an ongoing exchange between separate people, bodies and ideas, with each project recognizing and celebrating its own unique forms of togetherness. Valuing collaboration as an essential tool for new directions in dance, Company 605 continues to transform with multiple choreographic voices all in pursuit of a highly athletic art form derived from the human experience.

With an expanding repertoire of diverse works, the company has performed from coast to coast in over 30 cities across Canada, as well as in the US, Central America, Europe, Asia and Australia, presented at many notable festivals and venues. 605’s co-directors have created commissioned works for several dance companies, including Ballet BC (Anthem, 2017 and After We Glow, 2021). Their collaborations with filmmakers have allowed 605’s work to be shared globally, with short dance films shown at over 50 dance-on-screen festivals around the world.

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